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Australian wine showcased

Released at: 18:54, 03/10/2018

Australian wine showcased

Brother in Arms, one of the winemakers, was introducing their product at the event. Photo: Le Diem

Best from Australian winemakers introduced in HCMC and Hanoi.

by Le Diem

The “Australian Wine - Made Our Way” showcase took place in Ho Chi Minh City on October 1 and Hanoi on October 2, organized by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) and Wine Australia in cooperation with the Embassy of Australia in Vietnam.

The showcase is part of Wine Australia’s Asian Emerging Markets Roadshow 2018, where it will visit Manila, Bangkok, Colombo, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi in September and October.

A special selection of Australian wineries was showcased, giving visitors the chance to taste and explore Australian wine. Speakers also spoke of the diversity of Australian wine in classic and modern styles.

A trade and networking event and briefings by Austrade’s in-market business development managers in charge of the wine sector were also held.

“We are seeing these markets become more cosmopolitan and develop a greater demand for international food and wine,” said Wine Australia’s General Manager Marketing Mr. Stuart Barclay. “This is a wonderful opportunity to highlight Australian’s thrilling wine scene.”

“The series of events will raise awareness of regional and iconic Australian wine in Vietnam,” said Ms. Yvonne Chan, Deputy Consul General (Commercial) and Austrade representative. “As a result, we hope to see an increase in the distribution of Australian wine for consumers in Vietnam.”

Australia’s unique climate and landscape have fostered a fiercely independent wine scene, home to a vibrant community of growers, winemakers, viticulturist and vignerons. With more than 100 grape varieties grown in 65 distinct wine regions, Australia has some of the oldest grape vines in the world, dating back to the 1840s, allowing winemakers to make exceptional wine and continue to push the boundaries in the pursuit of the most diverse, thrilling wines in the world.

Australians have always made great wine, such as Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling, Grenache, and Semillon, and their passions also extend to “alternative” varieties well-suited to some of their warm climate, including those like Fiano and Nero d’Avola.

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